USS Silversides Museum

This weeks lecture is by Laura Orr.

Laura is the Director of Education at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to that, she was the Education and Volunteer Coordinator at Fort Monroe’s Casemate Museum, and the Director of Interpretation and Education at Stratford Hall, the home of the Lees of Virginia. She has also worked as a seasonal interpretation ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. Laura received her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Penn State University and her Master’s in History and Museum Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her book about World War II dive bomber pilot CAPT Jack “Dusty” Kleiss, a member of USS Enterprise’s Scouting Squadron 6, was published in 2017. The book is entitled Never Call Me a Hero, and Dusty was the only pilot involved in the Battle of Midway to score three hits on Japanese carriers.

The Lecture Series will begin at 6:00pm at the museum located 1346 Bluff Street, Muskegon, Michigan. If you are unable to attend in person, please contact Teresa Folkmier at [email protected] for the zoom link. The cost for attendance is $5.00 and of course, members are always free.

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